Posts for: October, 2018
Learn more about what at-home caregivers can offer you or a loved one in need.
Everything from getting older to chronic health conditions can turn those simple everyday tasks into a challenge; fortunately, our Houma, LA, caregivers are here to provide you or a family member with the specific care needed to make everyday living easier. Our doctor Dr. Patrick Haydel and our personal care coordinator Mr. Richard Benoit can tell you more about companion care and who could benefit.
What is companion care?
The role our caregivers play in your household will depend on a person’s specific needs. Companion care encompasses the social and physical elements of caring for someone, whether a senior citizen or someone with special needs or a debilitating disorder.
The goal of our Houma, LA, caregivers is to improve a person’s quality of life while also providing assistance with day-to-day tasks and emotional support and companionship. Some of these day-to-day tasks may include:
- Light housekeeping (e.g. laundry)
- Grocery shopping
- Transporting someone to a doctor’s appointment
- Preparing meals
- Medication reminders
- Bathing and grooming (e.g. brushing teeth)
- Getting dressed
Of course, besides completing chores and providing assistance around the house, we also understand the importance of being able to socialize. After all, we are all social beings and we all require time to connect with others around us. If someone often stays at home or is bedridden they don’t get the social aspect that is so important to maintaining a good quality of life.
Luckily, our caregivers offer the gift of companionship, compassion and discussion. No matter whether you want to talk about current events, play a game of chess or discuss the last book you read, our caregivers are ready to join in a lovely and invigorating conversation. Often times, our patients see their caregivers as a member of the family.
Who can benefit from companion care?
There are so many people out there that can benefit from what companion care can offer. After all, a caregiver is someone that they can rely on and trust to make daily life just a little easier and more enjoyable. If someone you love has trouble completing tasks and chores around the house, has issues with mobility or isn’t getting the social aspects that they need to continue living a rich, fulfilling life, then we can help.
Here at KSI Companion Care, we believe in improving everyone’s quality of life. If you are interested in home caregiving services here in Houma, LA, then call our office today. We would be happy to get started and get you matched to one of our compassionate caregivers.